Been to look at a job today on a potential doss house for this firm we do work for, unsurprisingly the electrics are totally goosed, the building is practically falling down with holes in the roof and years of hatchet jobs to the electrics. The electrics look like the typical mess that tight **** landlords do over the years, basically it needs a full re-wire but I knew that before I even stepped through the door. Problem is the owner has said to our builder "I don't wan't to be told it needs a re-wire" So if we tell him it needs a re-wire then we won't get the job, even though it desperately does. What I can guarantee is it will end up costing them more if they get someone else in to bodge it because once they get stuck into it they will hammer them for the extras they keep uncovering. So how would you play it, at the moment they want the lights upgrading to LED and an EICR doing on each unit. My partner says just do what they want but the EICR's are going to condemn the place and by the time they are read them the place will have been decorated and carpeted. I think its madness to fit a load of lighting to something that obviously needs re-wiring and I hate doing more work than I have to, why do something awkward when you can do it the easy way. So I was going to fill in a visual EICR from what I've seen today but there are so many things I don't know where to start, you name it the fault will be on this building, so how do you word the report to suggest it needs a re-wire without telling them it actually needs one. If we tell them it needs a re-wire we will get called ***** and not get any work, if we do as they say we will get the job and make probably more than the original re-wire but it will be hard work and we will still get called ***** but at least we get some dosh out of it.